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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 05 October 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 05 October  2015

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Changes in critical geographical features (including waterbodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes

1) How would climate change affect coastal cities in India? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

General Studies – 2

Topic: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.

2) Do you think India created a liberal republic before creating a liberal public culture? In the light of incidents involving intolerance to other’s views, critically comment on the statement. (200 Words)

Livemint

Reference

 

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 

3) “Recent statistics confirm that the criminal justice system in India is inefficient, and prejudiced against minorities and poor.” Critically analyse. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

TopicIssues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health

4) Critically evaluate progress made by India in achieving universal immunisation. (150 Words)

The Hindu

 

General Studies – 3

TopicInfrastructure

5) Discuss the ‘Sagarmala’ initiative of union government and the ‘Swiss challenge method’  being mooted to implement this initiative. (200 Words)

Business Standard

Livemint

 

Topic: Resource mobilization

6) Write a note on OECD’s  Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) and its use for government of India. (150 Words)

Livemint

Reference

 

Topic: Money-laundering and its prevention

7) It is said that today the single most popular route of money laundering is the stock market platform. Explain why? What role can SEBI play in this regard to curb black money flow? Critically examine. (200 Words)

Business Standard

 

Topic: Economics of animal rearing; Paper-1; Distribution of key natural resources across the world

8) It is urged that the WTO members at the 10th World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference in Nairobi  must eliminate harmful fisheries subsidies by 2020. Examine why. (200 Words)

Livemint

 

General Studies – 4

Topic:  Ethics in human actions.

 

9) Your friend’s sister is suffering from severe mental disorder since early childhood. His parents took her to many doctors to diagnose and treat her disease. But her condition remained uncured. She is now 25. Your friend’s parents are aged and have their own health problems. They are finding it extremely difficult to look after her. Your friend and his wife are working as software engineers in Bangalore. His parents and his sister are living in a far away village. Your friend wants to bring his sister with him and take care of her in his home. But his wife is opposed to this idea. She says that as newly married couple they need to spend their time together happily at least for few more years. Moreover, she tells him, as both are working morning to late evening, who will look after her when she is alone? She suggests him to admit his sister in a mental hospital forever, so that they can visit her now and then and take care of her.

Do you think your friend’s wife’s arguments are ethically correct? What would you do if you were in her place? (200 Words)

The Hindu